The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: land of the dead
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Merangkong
date: 19.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: I did not find out much that was new about Moyotsung. He is the lord of the land of the dead and he judges the dead according to their merits. Thieves and robbers are sent to a bad place, those who are good are taken with him to his own land. He has always existed and people try to be good because they are afraid of his judgement, but he is not prayed to.